When my children were very young they were plagued by ear infections. As you know, there is nothing more pitiful then a baby with a fever who cries out in pain. Unfortunately there are many times when you miss the symptoms of what is going on until it is too late. Each of my children ended up getting tubes in their ears by age 3. Before their surgeries I spent many evenings (including Christmas Eve) in the emergency room with them.
When I first saw @EarCheck on twitter I thought they were a digital ear thermometer company, but when I realized they actual sold a device that checked for ear infections I contacted them for more information. Honestly, I was somewhat skeptical that their product would work and when they agreed to allow me to do a review I was afraid of how I would approach the write-up if I was dissatisfied with the product. Well, the product sample arrived yesterday and I was SOLD!
Although both my boys are healthy right now, my husband and best friend (BF) have been sick. As many of you know, my DH went to the hospital 2 days ago and not only did he have bronchitis, but he also had a fluid buildup in his right ear. Not that I was glad he was sick, but this proved to be a great opportunity to find out if EarCheck was legit. DH and BF got to be my testers! Guess what? When I scanned their ears both of them rated: Monitor (which means keep your eye out - some fluid buildup has been detected). I then tested my children and myself and all were Fluid Unlikely. Wow! If I had this when my children were experiencing all those problems there would have been no chance that their ear infections would have gotten as bad as they had.
The best part is that this was so easy to use and caused no discomfort. You simply put it in the child's ear and hit Scan. There are three chirps and your results are immediate! It even comes with batteries...
Here is how it works: The chriping sound is sent into the ear canal, bounces off the eardrum, and travels back to the instrument's built-in microphone. The EarCheck Monitor analyzes the sound to determine if the eardrum is working properly or may be restricted. Great idea, isn't it?
Now...EarCheck wants you to have a chance to own an EarCheck Monitor and has agreed to give one of my followers their own, for free! How do you win?
In order to win the EarCheck monitor you must visit EarCheck and leave a comment telling me something about the device not mentioned in my review. (US Only)
1. Follow @EarCheck on twitter and tweet about this giveaway. (leave comment for each tweet)
2. Blog about this amazing device and link to this post. (leave 5 comments for this blog post providing link)
3. If you follow my blog give yourself another 2 entries. (leave two comments stating you are a follower)
Winner will be chosen by Random.org on March 8th. Contest closes at 3 p.m. EST.